Best Places to Live

Buffalo, NY

Population: 259,517
Courtesy of Buffalo Chamber of Commerce

On the shores of Lake Erie is Buffalo, a city with a good economy headed by sectors like financial services, technology, biomedicine and education. The city has 50 art galleries and three higher education campuses, and nearly 10 microbreweries are operating in Buffalo. They include Resurgence Brewing Co., which features samples like Sponge Candy Stout, El Jefe Hefeweizen and our pick, the limited-edition Belgian Gnome Buddy's Your Neighbor.